When you are asked to speak at a WordCamp, realize that you are one in hundreds of people they could have asked. It’s humbling and ego-inflating, but it is also a responsibility. You aren’t talking to people who have no clue what you are talking about. You will be facing people who probably know more than you, so your job will be to help them see it in a new way, to open their minds to the possibilities, to spark their enthusiasm, and tap into the passion. It’s a tough job, so if they come calling, don’t take it for granted. It’s a privilege.
For my friends north of the border, if you’re anywhere near Montreal around the end of August, consider attending WordCamp Montreal which is a two day event focused on WordPress. The culturally diverse city transpires into WordCamp as English and French are both well represented. The cost of admission is (more…)
If you really want to get your WordPress fix during the weekend of Friday the 13th, consider attending WordCamp Phoenix and then WordCamp New York on the 14th and 15th of November. WordCamp Phoenix is being held at the Arizona Grand Resort which ought to be a blast on Friday (more…)
In episode 55, we had a roundtable discussion of sorts centered around the various WordCamps we attended over the past two weekends. David Peralty and Jeremy Clarke discussed WordCamp Toronto, I talked about WordCamp Columbus and Brad Williams talked about his experience at WordCamp Mid-Atlantic. We discussed the good, the (more…)
Fresh off our one week break, this week we’ll be going crazy with our thoughts and opinions of WordCamps we attended. I attended WordCamp Columbus, David attended WordCamp Toronto, and Brad Williams who will be calling in will be talking about his experience at WordCamp Mid-Atlantic. If you are a (more…)
If you’re reading this post, it means I returned home safe and sound! Although I will admit, I almost fell asleep on the way home! At any rate, I had a blast this past weekend at WordCamp Columbus. My day started at 5AM but I didn’t get on the road (more…)
What a busy weekend. Tomorrow marks the start of WordCamp Columbus. As I’ve found out this week, it’s not going to be as easy as I thought it would be to provide great coverage of the event because it’s multi-tracked. There are so many speakers presenting at the conference that (more…)
Wow, two WordCamp events in China on back to back days. According to a post written by CNET Asia blogger Victor Cheung: WordCamp Hong Kong is a conference organized by the creators of WordPress for blogging enthusiasts, WordPress users and developers, and it is coming to Hong Kong for the (more…)